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All the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including The Ugly Duckling,” Thumbelina,” The Red Shoes,” The Princess on the Pea,” and The Emperor’s New Clothes,” fill the pages of this beautiful leather-bound collector’s edition. Also included is The Tallow Candle” one of the earliest stories written by Andersen, just discovered recently! With both short and long anecdotes, this is a great book of bedtime stories or for rainy-day reading. The attached bookmark ribbon ensures readers will never lose their place as they wander through the imagination of one of the most popular children’s writers of all time.
Lexile score: 950L
One of the most prolific and beloved writers of all time, Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen is best known for his fairy tales. Born in Odense, Denmark, in 1805, Andersen published his first story at 17. In all, Andersen wrote more than 150 stories before his death in 1875.
Kenneth C. Mondschein earned his PhD from Fordham University. He lives in New York, New York.
Born in Denmark in 1886, Jean P. Hersholt became a film and radio star in the United States. He also translated more than 160 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales into English.